Archive for the 'Covers' Category

Kanye West & Lana Del Rey Cover Billboard’s Power 100 Issue

Friday, February 6th, 2015


Kanye, Lana Del Bae and UMG Chairman Lucian Grainge cover Billboard’s annual Power 100 issue. Grainge holds down the #1 spot on the list, which also includes Jimmy Iovine, Birdman, Guy Oseary and Scooter Braun. Check out the full list here.

Previously: Kanye’s adidas Line Will Be Available Within Weeks | Rihanna ft. Kanye West & Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds (DJ Mustard Remix)

Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Cover FADER

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Chance, Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment cover the new issue of FADER. Read the cover story here.

Incidentally, GQ also released a photo spread and article profiling Chance earlier today, which revealed that his LP will feature appearances from J. Cole, Franks Ocean and the elusive André 3000.

Previously: Chance the Rapper, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Nothing Came To Me (Short Film)

Big Sean Covers Complex

Monday, January 26th, 2015


After announcing the title of his new album, Dark Sky Paradise, via social media over the weekend, Sean is revealed as the other cover star of the February/March issue of Complex. Read Damien Scott’s cover story in full here.

Take a tour of Detroit with Sean in Complex’s latest episode of The Neighborhood

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Jennifer Lopez Covers Complex

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015


Life comes at you fast. Jennifer Lopez is 45 b. To put her uncannily long and illustrious career in perspective, consider that when she made her pop culture debut as a Fly Girl on In Living Color 23 years ago, there was a little 1-year old baby named Amethyst down in Australia that she would one day slather in baby oil and grind upon like a horny prom date. That shit is deep. In any event, Jennifer’s nearly half-century year old form graces the cover of the new February/March issue of Complex. Hit the jump for a couple more shots of Jenny at her LA mansion and read the cover story by Gabe Alvarez here.

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Kendrick Lamar Covers Billboard

Friday, January 9th, 2015


Kendrick graces the cover of this week’s issue of Billboard. You can head over to their site to read the cover story, in which K.Dot speaks on police brutality, the end of the world and really pressing issues like Iggy Azaela. He reveals that he is almost done with the new album, for which he says he has a title which he’s not ready to share with the world yet. Interestingly enough, he also says that the untitled track he performed on The Colbert Report might not even show up on the project.

Hit the jump for a video clip of Kendrick speaking on Taylor Swift.

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Nicki Minaj Covers Rolling Stone (HD)

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014


Here are Nicki and the twins on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone in all of their 1080p glory. UPDATED: Read the cover story here.

Previously: Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint (Short Film)

Nicki Minaj Covers Rolling Stone

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014


After a memorable 2014, Nicki puffs her chest out and takes a victory lap with the cover of Rolling Stone.

Previously: Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint (Short Film)

Kendrick Lamar Covers XXL

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


Rumors of the demise of XXL’s print edition have proved to be premature. Kendrick Lamar covers the first new issue since the magazine was purchased by Townsquare Media earlier this year. This is his first solo cover after previously posing with his fellow Freshmen, Dr. Dre and the whole TDE crew. Interestingly enough, he penned the cover story himself.

Hit the jump to check out a video message from K.Dot.

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J. Cole Covers Complex

Monday, November 24th, 2014


Complex unveils yet another cover for their December/January issue, this time with Mr. Jermaine Cole. For the piece, by Damien Scott, they travelled back to Cole’s hometown of Fayetteville, NC to speak to him about why he’s naming his new album after the address of his childhood home, his need to return to his roots, his Berry Gordy aspirations with his Dreamville label and much more.

Read the full cover story here and continue below for a tour of 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

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Nicki Minaj Covers Complex

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014


Ms. Minaj splits the cover of Compex’s December/January issue with Wale and Jerry Seinfeld.

Read the cover story by Lauren Nostro here and hit the jump for some behind the scenes footage form the photo shoot.

From the Q&A:

You’re on Twitter all the time. Do you read what blogs write about you?

I’m not on blogs, so I didn’t know. People see me retweet stuff and they think I’m some Internet person but I’m not. A lot of times, with the controversy surrounding “Lookin’ Ass,” for example, I didn’t know anything about it until it was so late it would’ve been crazy for me to address it. Every now and then, people in my circle will say, “Did you know blah blah blah?” People on my team know I don’t want to hear any drama. I don’t want any negativity. I don’t want to hear what’s on the blog. I don’t care.

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